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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1955, Tony Richardson)

Release LocationsGB
DirectorTony Richardson
MediumBlack & white video
Length2 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (teleplay)


Another relatively lavish Shakespeare production by the BBC, produced at a cost of £1,246 with a cast of 22 principals and 29 extras (CHM)

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

DukeGeorge Skillan
BrabantioEdmund Willard
SenatorsJefferson Clifford
GratianoMilton Rosmer
LodovicoNigel Davenport
OthelloGordon Heath
CassioRobert Hardy
IagoPaul Rogers
RoderigoJames Maxwell
MontanoPatrick Wymark
DesdemonaRosemary Harris
EmiliaDaphne Anderson
BiancaBillie Whitelaw
SailorStephen Dartnell
MessengerKim Grant
First OfficerPeter Welch
GentlemenJoby Blanshard
CastPatrick Horgan
CastKevin Miles
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, etc.not specified
CastFrank Royde

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorTony Richardson
ProducerTony Richardson
ComposerLeonard Chase
ProductionReece Pemberton

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell